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Sgt John Caldwell
Birth: unknown
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1864
Andersonville
Sumter County
Georgia, USA

John was the a son of Martha (Martin) [daughter of Sarah (Hawks) and James MARTIN, natives of England, who emigrated to America in 1820] and John C. CALDWELL [son of Charles and Isabel Caldwell, from PA].

Martha and John C.'s children were Sarah, Isabel, James, Charles, Martin Van B., Jane, Catharine, Andrew J., John,
Knox D. and Elizabeth (twins), David T. and Fremont who married Susan Janette (Caldwell) [daughter of Sarah Ann (Creager) and Rev. Capt. David S. CALDWELL].

Martha and John C. had at least three sons who died in the Civil War!!

Andersonville Prisoner Profile
Code No: 12101
Grave No: 2101
Last Name: CALDWELL
First Name: JOHN
Rank: SERGEANT
Company: D
Regiment: 15
State: OH
Branch of Service: INFANTRY
Date of Death: 6/17/1864
Cause of Death: DIARRHEA A.
Remarks: J. CALDWELL [3]
Reference*: P 45 [3]; P 473 [417]
Place Captured: CHICKAMAUGA, GA
Date Captured: 09/20/1863
[Battle of Chickamauga 18-20 September 1863]
Status: DIED AT ANDERSONVILLE

The battle of Chickamauga on September, 18-20 1863; the bloodiest 2 days of the Civil War.

{Thanks so much to have sponsored this ancestor's memorial site, Darrell!}

{Dorence Atwater was a fellow prisoner put in charge of
keeping the records of the dead. - Kevin Frye, GA}

{The Armies at Chickamauga - Major General William S. Rosecrans' Army of the Cumberland was organized into four infantry corps and a cavalry corps. Eleven infantry divisions would see action at Chickamauga. Rosecrans' effective strength was over 80,000 men, but only 62,000 would be available for the battle; most of the Reserve Corps and several additional units were securing the army's lines of communication, which stretched to Nashville. Although some recently recruited green regiments were included, most of the Army of the Cumberland had considerable campaign and battle experience, with many units having fought at Shiloh, Perryville, and Stones River, as well as in many smaller skirmishes. Among these units was one Regular infantry brigade, comprised of battalions from the 15th, 16th, 18th, and 19th Infantry Regiments. Of Rosecrans' senior subordinates, George H. Thomas, a most capable and loyal Virginian, was clearly the best. He, Gordon Granger, and Alexander M. McCook (a member of the famous "fighting McCook family") were West Point graduates, although McCook was a young and immature corps commander. Rosecrans' other corps commander, Thomas L. Crittenden, though a veteran of the Mexican War, was relatively inexperienced at corps command. David S. Stanley, an excellent cavalry corps commander, became ill in midcampaign and was replaced just days prior to the battle by the ineffective Robert B. Mitchell. Although a few of his division commanders would prove inadequate, on the whole, Rosecrans was served by a better-than-average set of Civil War commanders. - internet}

 
 
Burial:
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville National Historic Site
Macon County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Grave 2101
 
Created by: LReneeTS
Record added: Mar 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13782138
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